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's girlfriend regina butler being led away by officers in handcuffs. >> the person we have in custody will be interviewed and give a statement on what led up to this. what were the people that were with him doing? trying to exploit him financially? trying to target him? >> reporter: jacobson went missing in february and police were looking for his girlfriend in the first place. this morning we're working to confirm regina butler is in fact the person san jose police currently have in custody. the other unanswered question this morning is when was jacobson killed? officials say the medical examiner's office will be able to answer that question and one final thing to think about is that we're in the ninth week of 2013. this is san jose's eighth homicide of the year. live in san jose, marla tellez, "today in the bay." >> thanks, marla. >>> 6:15 right now. time for a quick check of the day's top stories. firefighters say the popular chez panisse in berkeley will be closed for some time after a big-time fire breaks out at the building overnight. crews say that damage is extensive but most
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were also looking for his girlfriend regina butler. who is going to exploit him for financial reasons, or otherwise. friends of the senior citizens and that he was always friendly with a magician. and once jacobson started to sing regina butler he was not as social. >> he brought her here. and he never really did introduce her to any of us. but we do know that she was spending a lot of time here. and we were here with a property manager. he was not a round. that was kind of the weird part because we always would check with him on his cellphone, not on his door. we lived on the same floor and we were all curious. where is he? we heard you been? and he never answered his door. police say that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public. reporting live, alecia reed, kron 4. >> pam: tonight a shooting victim is hospitalized. and now the search is on for a gunman in san francisco. police say, two people were in the white car on your screen, when a suspect opened fire hitting the male, 30 year old passenger, in downtown san francisco near bryant street. the d
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-old girlfriend regina butler was arrested yesterday after she returned to the home. the family thought she was stealing his social security checks. >>> it is moving day for dozens of homeless camping on public property down in the south bay. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec now in san jose where warnings went out several days ago but a lot of people don't want to move. >> reporter: some people are making movements though this morning in advance of the city coming in for a sweep after 72 hours' notice. this is on spring street. we have spoken with that gentleman here who has been here for months. he said that he is planning on heeding the city's warning. but he wanted to enjoy his last 72 hours here. the sweep is expected to begin today but it could be changed. plans could be changed because the ground is pretty muddy from a recent rain. between 100 and 160 people have been living in this homeless encampment near the guadalupe river one of about 60 camps throughout santa clara county but this has been more noticeable because it's in the flight path of the san
Mar 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
regina butler. the last person seen with jacobson, the investigators have evidence that butler was trying to scam him. >> reporter: the man charged with killing a san francisco high school student pled not guilty today. prosecutors say the 28-year-old karen brewer was driving under the influence on saturday night when he hit and killed chang as she crossed the street. the high school junior was celebrating her 17th birthday. brewer is set back in court on september 7th. >>> we have more on what caused this fire and when the restaurant will reopen. >> reporter: as she surveyed the damage to her restaurant, alice waters had a message for long time fans of the restaurant. >> we are not going anywhere. [ laughter ] we are not going anywhere where. it is just a question of time. >> reporter: a fire broke out at the restaurant around 3:00 this morning. investigators say it started underneath the building. >> the location where the fire appeared to have originated they have -- this is electrical equipment. >> the damage inside is minimal. smoke and broken windows. waters hopes to have the ups
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
to show you the booking photograph for regina butler. she was arrested on thursday. police believe she killed 69- year-old stan jacobson whose body went unfound in his apartment for a month. butler was trying to scam him for insurance. >> a man has been arrested in a separate deadly stabbing this week. the 20-year-old killed a 27- year-old eric wright whose body was found on wednesday. we were there shortly after the find. the investigators say wright had been stabbed several times and they don't believe the killing was danger related. >> the where abouts of many california sex offenders is unknown. last year a law took effect that sent paroled sex offender who messed with their gps's to county jail but they are over crowded so must served little to no time at all. lawmakers say that makes them more likely to risk cutting off the devices, on wednesday the associated press reported the number of paroled offender who are fugitives is 15% higher than it was before the law went into effect. >> tomorrow cat haven plans to reopen. this is where an intern was killed by a lion on wednesday.
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his 47-year-old girlfriend regina butler confessed to the killing. >>> this is the day san jose officials plan to close a homeless camp. warnings went out several days ago that about 100 homeless people had to leave. the camp is on underdeveloped parkland near the guadalupe river. the city will help the homeless find shelter and a place to store their belongings as they move them out of there. >>> we have your weather and your traffic on this friday coming up. >>> good morning. the counter commute eastbound 4 approaching loveridge eastbound highway 4, and westbound is pretty backed up as well coming off the antioch bridge. in pacifica, sharp park road and college road overturn injury crash. use highway 1. and outside here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. things are looking good heading into san francisco. here's lawrence. >> do you have the need for speed? how about coming down to the irace center in fremont. they have a new state-of-the- art facility just opening up today. hey, folks, the weather big changes expected as we are g
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a woman named regina butler has been arrested in the case. >> there was speculation she was involved in prostitution, that she may have been trying to exploit hifinancially. we don't know. >> his friends remember him for the magic tricks he could do. >>> detectives also now say another fatal stabbing in san jose was not gang related. the victim a man in his early 20s was found in guadalupe oak grove park wednesday afternoon. police say they hope to soon release his name. so far they don't have a motive or any suspects. >> the conclave to elect a new pope could start monday. the last of the 115 voting cardinals have arrived in vatican city. we are live in rome with the important announcement that comes down in two and a half hours. >> reporter: right. good morning. to you. in two and a half hours the cardinals will vote basically for when to begin the conclave. that secret election to pick a new pope. we should know what the resuddenlies are of that election and when it'll begin later today. before the conclave they will died how much longer they want to continue the preconclave mee
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. this woman regina butler. is accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend in his apartment. this was the scene thursday hilltop manor senior home. from dementia-- went missing in early february. police say at some point over the last few weeks, he showed up without anyone noticing. and was killed. this marked san jose's eighth homicide of the year. >> here's a story we can guarantee to tell you about once a year. it's nearly time for clocks to "spring forward". daylight savings starts at 2 a-m sunday, so make sure to sleep tonight. you'll lose an hour of shut- eye, but. look at the bright side: the time change means warmer days of spring and summer, are on the way. of sleep back - you'll have to wait awhile. daylight saving time ends >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. it where seconds as the clear by late morning hours. a: a breezy out there but it will be a beautiful day. still a little bit chilly and the north bay, upper thirties' their parian spheres ahead forties' along the eastern shores. lotus mid-40s in the south bay.